Robert was born on July 4, 1942 in Harrisburg, Pa. He entered
the Franciscan Order in 1959 at Lake Geneva, Wi. He completed
his studies at West Chicago, Il where on Dec 22, 1969 he became
a priest. After his ordination he was sent to St. Francis
Friary in Gulf Breeze where he assisted in the pastoral duties
at the nearby Air Force Bases. In 1971 he was assigned as
assistant pastor at St. Anthony's Parish in Sharon. That same
year he went to Wheaton, Il. where he taught religion at St.
Francis High School. He stayed in Wheaton until 1974 when
he was transferred to Our Lady of Peace Friary in Beaver Falls.
where he again taught at Quigley High School until 1978. He
then served as assistant pastor of Sacred Heart in Milwaukee
(1986-1987). He then was assigned as pastor at St. Anthony's
in Sharon (1987-1989), Holy Trinity in Ambridge (1989-1994)
and St. Joseph's in Bethlehem (1994-1997). For 2 years he
was in chaplaincy work at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville,
SC (1997-1998). He served as pastor at St. Augustine's in
West Allis from 1999-2000. He served at Custodial Board for
one term (1985-1988). From 2002 to 2007, he served as assistant
pastor at St. Joseph parish in St. Louis. Since 2007 he works as chaplain for US Marines at Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, SC.